Stop and Smell the (Sugared) Roses

Simple Sugared Roses

Simple Sugared Roses

Day four without power thanks to Irene and still no update as to when we might “see the light.”  Needless to say, with a house full of boys, things may be getting a bit stinky around here.  That’s why we thought this recent article from Vogue Living’s blog was such a breath of fresh air.

Step 1: Pluck Petals from Roses

Step 1: Pluck Petals from Roses

Eric Wolfinger‘s photography brings these sugared rose petals to life and the easy step by step recipe (a favorite of Alice Water’s) may just be the thing to entertain the kids…

Step 2: Carefully Paint with Egg Whites

Step 2: Carefully Paint with Egg Whites

After all, it’s in times like these that we need to be grateful for what we have and to stop and smell the roses!

Step 3: Cover with Fine Sugar

Step 3: Cover with Fine Sugar

Step 4: Dry on a Rack

Step 4: Dry on a Rack

Step 5: Decorate a Favorite Cupcake!

Step 5: Decorate a Favorite Cupcake!

Photos via Vogue Living

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9 Responses to “Stop and Smell the (Sugared) Roses”

  1. StyleLinx says:

    How sweet! They look like they have beautiful dew drops on them! (Sorry about your power!!) xo

  2. pve says:

    “a rose is a rose” – how sweet of you to look on the flowery side of life.
    hope your power is restored soon.
    pve

  3. stitchfork says:

    Hope you won’t need a bed of roses and that the power comes back on pronto!
    xo Cathy

  4. The Zhush says:

    This is just the sweetest thing! Not to mention getting our power back last night! PHEW! Fingers crossed that your house is next!xx

  5. Kelly Market says:

    Such pretty photography and what a great cake decorating idea! Right up my alley! Hope you get your power back soon : ) x Kelly

  6. These are really beautiful! I hope you get your power back soon!!

  7. Isabelle says:

    How lovely! I see that you were affected by Irene, good luck getting back on track…Isabelle xx

  8. quintessence says:

    So beautiful. I got a late night power and internet connection at a friend’s house so stopped by to commiserate!! But love this beautiful inspiration – I’m dying to stop and smell the roses – will have to wait until I clean out the fridges!!

  9. Fashion-isha says:

    Hi Carolyn, I always wanted to know how to do this!! Great idea for a post ;) Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I hope by now your power is back on.
    xo
    Sharon

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